You may know the pain and annoyance of Windows Updates all too well.  You get the pop-up window reminding you about an update and needing to restart your computer and it always happens to come up at times when you may not have the luxury of closing everything down and waiting for the update to install.  Of course it’s always a good idea to update when available, but it just might not occur at the most convenient times.  Well good news comes with the new Windows 10; you can choose to schedule a restart time that works for you.  You won’t have to risk losing any work or valuable time any longer!  Follow these easy steps from CNET on how to set it up. *Photos courtesy of CNET*

  1. Go to Settings menu and click Update & Recovery
  2. Go to Windows Update and select Check for Updates
    1. If updates are available, your device will begin to download and install them. If the updates require a new section will show a message “A restart has been scheduled.” Underneath that, you will then be able to choose if you would rather have your computer restart automatically or you can Select a restart time and choose the exact time and day you prefer.  You can also click Restart now if you would like to restart at that moment.
  3. Click on Advanced options which can be found under Choose how updates are installed and then select Notify to schedule restart from the drop down menu. This will allow you to continue working and not have to worry about losing any unsaved work during an update restart.

It’s as simple as that!

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